As a woman who has worked in an office setting, I have done my fair share of sitting down. As a personal trainer, I know how important posture is. In order for the individual body to function properly, that body needs to be assessed.
Postural and movement assessments are essential when determining programming for individual clients, and that is within the first few sessions based on individual goals.
I found this awesome graphic from braceability.com that efficiently explains the benefits of good posture.
With my clients. they start with a stability and mobility program before moving onto phase II of any training program.
Here are a few activation and stability exercises you can do anywhere you feel comfortable, and remember to talk to a doctor before starting any exercise program.
Lay on your back and perform 1-2 sets of 10 repetitions
a) TVA Contractions (drawing the belly button in toward spine)
c) Combination of both
Alternate, switch things up, and above all else, have a little fun!
Low Back Health
Perform each exercise for 30 seconds for 1-2 sets
a) Cat – Camel stretch
b) Bird Dog
c) side plank for 30s
Need a little help and guidance? Reach out and I’ll gladly offer support through my coaching and training programs, no matter where you are.
Written by Danni Brunet of Fit Fam Fitness